General News of Sunday, 18 March 2018
Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, on Friday March 16, flared up in anger after an injunction was placed on the inauguration on the newly created Abuakuwa North Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region.
He had been sent to the area by the President to supervise the inauguration. But the Minister who was burning in extreme anger, slammed individuals who took the action and wondered why they will do that to the president who comes from the area.
According to him, the action would not be one that will go against the president but the residents.
He said: “…You have struggled since 1957, and if the almighty God and the people of Ghana and blessings of the almighty God have blessed you with your son as President, all you can do is to help him succeed and not pull him down. We are inaugurating all district assemblies [nationwide] and only in the president’s hometown somebody had decided to take the matter to court. Who do you think you are disgracing? Not the president, you are disgracing yourselves.’’
The Minister added: “The reason why today we will not inaugurate the Assembly is because some people have decided to put an injunction on this inauguration today. I’m just telling you that the Assembly has been created in capital names and unless we send another L.I. to Parliament the matter is closed. So if some people decide to take the matter to court to say we should not inaugurate the Assembly, yes, we will not inaugurate it.”
Two residents of Akyem Old Tafo —Adjei Boateng and Addo Sarpong secured an injunction from a Koforidua High Court to stop the inauguration arguing against the decision to make Akyem Kukurantumi the Municipal Capital.
The plaintiffs contend that, Akyem Tafo is more qualified as a municipal capital than Kukurantumi considering the number of governance offices and infrastructure at Akyem Tafo.